The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 24


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Ic eom wunderlicu wiht,         wræsne mine stefne,
hwilum beorce swa hund,         hwilum blæte swa gat,
hwilum græde swa gos,         hwilum gielle swa hafoc,
hwilum ic onhyrge         þone haswan earn,

5

guðfugles hleoþor,         hwilum glidan reorde
muþe gemæne,         hwilum mæwes song,
þær ic glado sitte.         | mec nemnað,
swylce | ond |        |fullesteð,
| ond |.         Nu ic haten eom

10

swa þa siex stafas         sweotule becnaþ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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